Tanner Mordecai: SMU Mustangs ($10,000 at TCU Horned Frogs)
If you haven’t paid attention to Tanner Mordecai yet, you need to. Mordecai has now thrown for 16 touchdown passes in just three games. Mordecai also brings the added element of his rushing. TCU will be Mordecai’s largest challenge to date, but I believe he is up for it.
Zach Calzada: Texas A&M Aggies ($7,000 at Arkansas Razorbacks)
The season-ending injury to Haynes King has thrust Zach Calzada into the forefront. Calzada played well last week against New Mexico as he tossed three touchdowns. Arkansas is a tough test, but Calzada has the superior team around him.
Will Howard: Kansas State Wildcats ($8,800 at Oklahoma State Cowboys)
Will Howard has taken over the reins as the Wildcats quarterback for the injured Skylar Thompson. Howard didn’t have to do too much last week as a passer against an inferior Nevada team. Howard displayed his ability as a runner with two rushing touchdowns. This week against Oklahoma State, Will Howard will have to empty the bag of tricks to pull out a victory.
Max Johnson: LSU Tigers ($10,800 at Mississippi State Bulldogs)
Max Johnson is white-hot off a five-touchdown performance a week ago. LSU/Mississippi State should be a shootout, and Max Johnson should have ample opportunity to score plenty of fantasy points.
Spencer Rattler: Oklahoma Sooners ($10,200 vs. West Virginia Mountaineers)
Oklahoma has yet to put it all together this year as they have struggled at every turn. Sooner or later, the light will turn on for this offense, and when it does–watch out. Saturday night could be a showcase for Spencer Rattler, and I do not expect him to disappoint.
Emory Jones: Florida Gators ($9,800 vs. Tennessee Volunteers)
Emory Jones has had an Anthony Richardson problem all season long. Richardson, a tremendous athlete in his own right, has been siphoning snaps away from Jones. Jones played the full complement of plays last week and almost pulled off the upset of Alabama. I would be surprised if Emory Jones isn’t rewarded with most of the plays this week against a Tennessee defense that is beatable.
Tyler Badie: Missouri Tigers ($10,600 at Boston College Eagles)
Tyler Badie has done it all for the Missouri Tigers so far this season. Not only has Badie been the top rusher on the team, but he has also caught fifteen passes and found the endzone six times. In DFS scoring that reward per reception, we like our backs that are pass-catchers. Badie fits the criteria and then some.
Blake Corum: Michigan Wolverines ($10,500 vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights)
The Wolverines will utilize multiple backs as they always do, but Blake Corum remains at the head of the line. Corum doesn’t need a tremendous amount of touches to be fantasy-relevant. Expect a ground and pound approach this week, and Corum will be the primary benefactor.
Zach Evans: TCU Horned Frogs ($8,500 vs. SMU Mustangs)
We told you to invest in Zach Evans while you could reap the discount. The word is out now. This week may be the last time before the price rises dramatically.
Jaylen Warren: Oklahoma State Cowboys ($8,700 vs. Kansas State Wildcats)
Jaylen Warren is operating as the bell cow running back for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. In DFS, volume is king. 30+ carries are music to my ears. Play Jaylen Warren with confidence.
Breece Hall: Iowa State Cyclones ($9,900 at Baylor Bears)
We all know how talented Breece Hall is, but the Cyclones’ offense has been bad all year. Baylor is not known for its stellar defense. The Bears defense should be the perfect remedy to what ails Iowa State, and Breece Hall will take advantage.
Kayshon Boutte: LSU Tigers ($9,700 at Mississippi State Bulldogs)
There may not be a more talented receiver in all of college football than Kayshon Boutte. Boutte already has six touchdowns under his belt and is one of the more consistent playmakers in the country. The Max Johnson/Kayshon Boutte stack is attractive in this matchup against Mississippi State.
Quentin Johnston: TCU Horned Frogs ($9,200 vs. SMU Mustangs)
Quentin Johnston has established himself as the clear top pass-catching option for the Horned Frogs. Averaging five catches per game, you can count on the sturdy Johnston to perform well in your DFS lineup.
Rashee Rice: SMU Mustangs ($8,300 at TCU Horned Frogs)
Rashee Rice has emerged as one of the premier receiving options for the Horned Frogs. Standing at 6’3–Rice has the makeup of a prototypical receiver and endzone threat for Tanner Mordecai to target. Rice has scored in every game this season and has shown no signs of slowing down heading into a potential shootout with TCU.
Josh Downs: North Carolina Tar Heels ($10,000 at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets)
Last week we recommended anchoring your DFS lineup with Josh Downs, and he paid dividends. He is significantly more expensive this week, and yet, we are doubling down. Sam Howell and Josh Downs have shown great rapport so far in 2021–stack them again here against Georgia Tech.
R.J. Sneed: Baylor Bears ($7,900 vs. Iowa State Cyclones)
R.J. Sneed has taken on the role as the #1 receiver for the Baylor Bears. Sneed is off to a blistering start and is on an early pace for a 1,000-yard season. I expect Iowa State will score plenty of points on Saturday. Baylor will be chasing points throughout, a game script that is ideal for Sneed.